2006_08_sjetslogo.jpgThe list of 0-2 teams to win the Super Bowl is a short one, though it does include the 2001 Patriots. No team has won it after losing its first three games. Like it or not, the Jets find themselves on the first list and will try desperately to avoid being placed on the second one when they host Miami this week. Despite reports of limited action in practice this week, Chad Pennington seems guaranteed to start at quarterback, much to Jets fans' chagrin. They're the ones who cheered Pennington's departure -- or backup Kellen Clemens' arrival -- when the veteran left with an ankle injury two weeks ago against the Patriots. Even with Clemens' strong fourth-quarter performance last week, apologist Coach Eric Mangini remains eager to get Pennington in there. No matter how indifferent fans feel toward Pennington, Mangini continues to provide plenty of slack on the leash. Pennington doesn't cost a team too many games, but how many he wins for them remains the subject of many a debate.

The team he'll face won't be nearly as tough as the Jets' first two opponents. The Dolphins can't run the ball and they can't stop the run, and that's not a formula for success in the NFL, or any football league for that matter. No one on their offense is playing well, and the Jets swept the season series last year. Whether they can take the first game between the two teams this season remains to be seen, especially with Fireman Ed potentially out for the year.